§ Colonel HICKMAN
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what will be the contributions under the Insurance Bill of officers and their civilian servants respectively under the following circumstances; under the Allowance Regulations, paragraph 497, etc., servants' allowance is granted to assist officers towards the cost of maintaining civilian personal servants and grooms and to avoid too many soldiers being employed and taken away from their 1373 soldiering duties proper; this is in lieu of soldier servants, vide King's Regulations, paragraph 1335, and the officer who maintains a servant out of the allowance being entitled to free medical attendance for that servant under the Regulations of the Army Medical Services, paragraph 489?
Mr. McKINNON WOOD
Under the Bill as it stands, the officer and his servant would have to pay the full contributions of 3d. and 4d. respectively. My right hon. Friend is obliged to the hon. and gallant Member for bringing the point to his notice, and he will consult with my Noble Friend the Secretary of State for War before the Report stage of the Bill is reached as to how this small anomaly can best be met.